Boston College 59 Clemson 57
I was not overly impressed with either team in the first game last night. Looking at the box score, you would think there must have been great defense. But if you watched the game, you saw a lot of lazy defense. I am not saying these teams are awful, but Maryland should be able to play with either one. The Terps will be able to out-rebound Boston College and out-shoot Clemson.
Duke 61 Virginia 58
By contrast, in the second game, there was outstanding defense, especially on the perimeter, by both teams. It was easy to see why these two teams(with Carolina) are a cut above the rest of the conference. About the only bad thing I can say about Duke(and I would like to find more) was Mason Plumlee's free-throw shooting. He was 2-10, so perhaps he should think about transferring to Maryland. His dad was wearing Under Armour, so who knows. The worst part of this game was the announcing. I'm not complaining about Dickie V this time, but rather Mike Patrick. He was constantly saying the wrong player's name. "Mike Scott with the THREE. That's not part of his game." That's probably because that wasn't Mike Scott, that was Malcolm Brogdon, who looks nothing like him. Then later, when Mike Scott did hit a three at the end of the half, he called him Brogdon first, before correcting himself.